Recent Streetsblog SF posts about Ray LaHood

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Obama Admin’s Bold Transpo Plan Leaves Funding Question to Congress

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The president’s six-year transportation plan [PDF], included as part of the administration’s FY2012 budget proposal, weighs in at a hefty $556 billion and lays out several policy reforms that, if enacted, could help the nation transition to a more multi-modal, less oil-dependent transportation system. The plan is a blueprint that Congress can use as a […]
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Four House Republicans Join Dems in Hailing LaHood’s Support for Bike-Ped

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Four House Republicans yesterday joined 24 Democratic colleagues in a letter praising Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood for his public support of federal bicycling and pedestrian investment — a stance that had generated some bad blood between LaHood and the trucking industry. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-VA), left, in the "congressional ride" during March’s National Bike Summit. […]
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LaHood Answers GOP Critic, Soothes Dem Skeptic of Sustainability Budget

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As Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood tangled with a senior GOP senator today over the White House’s $500 million-plus request for its inter-agency office of sustainable communities — a new project aimed at channeling federal energy towards local transit-oriented and smart growth plans — an influential Democrat joined her fellow senator in raising questions about diverting […]